C++ SAX Parser objects and a push InputSource

Steinar Bang sb at metis.no
Fri Oct 22 10:39:47 BST 1999

>>>>> Steinar Bang <sb at metis.no>:

> Looking at two existing C++ SAX implementations, based on the Java
> interface, 
>         http://www.jezuk.demon.co.uk/SAX/
>         http://www.cgocable.net/~mlepage/minion/doc/
> I note that Parser gets its input from InputSource or SystemId.

> It looks to me that Parser and InputSource are meant for the Parser to
> request data from.  This is a little wrong from a network point of
> view, where you'd like to parse data as they arrive.

> Is there support within SAX (the Java one) for a request/response
> model, similar to the one used by libwww, where a file is requested,
> and the data is pushed onto a "stream" object as they arrive?

The best abstraction would maybe be to make the SAX Parser class
inherit from ostream?

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